High temperatures reached only the middle 50s in Alpena, trapped under overcast skies and winds off of Lake Huron. Light rain moved through Alpena this morning, and a heavy downpour drenched West Branch midday. The overcast skies have continued this afternoon. Some spots away from Lake Huron managed to reach the 60s (and lower 70s in West Branch).
Rain is moving east of our area, and skies will begin to clear late tonight. High pressure is developing over the Upper Great Lakes, and will take over as of tomorrow. As a result of a slow-moving pattern, our area will end up with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures for the next few days.
Overnight, low temperatures will cool to the middle 40s with clearing skies. High temperatures tomorrow will reach the lower 70s in Alpena, middle 70s farther inland and lower-middle 60s near the shoreline. Mostly sunny Light winds out of the east will cool temperatures near Lake Huron.
Tomorrow and Friday will both be great days to head to the beach. Mostly sunny skies are expected, so you should protect your eyes and skin from the sun with baseball caps, sunglasses and sunscreen. Note that the water temperature in Lake Huron is still very chilly, about 48 degrees. Waves heights will run low for the next couple of days, about 1 foot.
High temperatures for the next few days will reach the lower 70s in Alpena. Similar to tomorrow, expect cooler temperatures at the shoreline with highs in the 60s. Temperatures could get close to 80 degrees farther inland (especially in Oscoda and Ogemaw counties) on Friday and Saturday. Dry weather will remain in our area through the upcoming weekend. For the rest of Northeast Michigan’s weather forecast, watch the latest weather video by clicking the weather tab at the top of the page.